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Sushi Top

Added Jan 19, 2015

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






other than dogs, i also love sushis. so finding this fabric made me smile… it’s a Robert Kaufman fabric, from a collection called “Chopsticks, Please!”. and i bought it without knowing what to make of it. this was, oh, 3 years ago?

finally, as usual, the perfect pattern came to my fabrics’ life. i had wanted to combine this sushi fabric with remnants of this stripey jersey, and the pattern no. 127 of Burda Style magazine 10/2014 issue looked just about right. i only had about 1 m of the sushi fabric (110 cm wide) and scraps of the jersey fabric, so i knew it wasn’t going to be enough for a dress. but a sushi top is just as welcome!

i added a band on the hemline like you would to a sweatshirt. for the collar i used a ready-made bias tape i got from my late Grandmum’s old stash. i always like adding a small thing from her stash to my sewing project, it makes me feel as if she’s there with me (i believe she is). as always, sewing an exposed metal zipper was fun & super easy.

on the pictures, i wore the sleeves folded upwards once. i think it looks nicer that way, not too baggy. i made this again in 1 size smaller than my current size, and still it looks oversized. not that i mind a room for movement.

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

1 m of cotton fabric (110 cm wide),
scraps of jersey,
20 cm long metallic zipper.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 30, 2015, 03.59 AMby nrobson

    love the mixing of prints x

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      Feb 2, 2015, 07.36 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! it seems like my new hobby these days, mixing 2 different prints! :D

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    Jan 20, 2015, 05.50 AMby floralgirl

    This is a suitably fun and silly top. Your grandmother would be so pleased that her stash is being lovingly used by you. All that’s left is to wear it to a sushi place. My daughter took me to Sushi train recently and I loved it

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      Jan 20, 2015, 08.57 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! haha, yes, that’s me, silly fashion girl! :D i will definitely wear it to a sushi place, can’t wait to see the looks on the waiters!

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      Jan 21, 2015, 12.04 AMby floralgirl

      Now that would be a great pic you in the sushi place wearing that top with surprised waiters too

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    Jan 19, 2015, 11.12 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh I love This, you look smashing. What a great combination of fabrics. Your photos show it of perfectly and are such fun x

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      Jan 20, 2015, 08.54 PMby saxsilverain

      oh, thank you, Mary! i did have fun sewing it and wearing it for the first time. i wore it to work and my boss said it made her want to eat sushi for lunch. :D LOL

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      Jan 21, 2015, 11.08 AMby Mary Athey

      Oh lol that is funny. Great fun top x

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    Jan 19, 2015, 10.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    How Fun and Great!! Love to see your creativity and ideas! ;-))

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      Jan 20, 2015, 08.50 PMby saxsilverain

      haha, i’m so glad you enjoy it, Ellen! thanks so much, dear friend!

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    Jan 19, 2015, 09.43 PMby liliv-1

    Once again an amazing sewing project from you! Very cool style and you rock your handmade clothes!

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      Jan 20, 2015, 08.49 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so very much, Liliv! you know me, can’t live without printed fabrics! :D really appreciate your lovely comment! <3

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